Man, 25, is killed by stray bullet while enjoying Thanksgiving dinner after his neighbors got into a shootout

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  • Adilberto Miguel Pález Moctezuma, 25, was shot by a stray on Thursday while enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at his Pennsylvania home.
  • 19-year-old suspect Kevon Clarke is said to have fired the shot that killed Moctezuma
  • Police have issued warrants accusing Clark of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, reckless endangerment and weapons offenses.
  • He lives extensively and is considered armed and dangerous
  • Shots were fired over liquor allegedly stolen from a family function
  • A new study finds a sharp 30% increase in gun-related injuries and deaths in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic

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A man was shot dead Thursday night while eating Thanksgiving dinner inside his home in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said Friday that 25-year-old Adilberto Miguel Palez Moctezuma was shot in the torso just before 9:30 p.m.

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He was found unresponsive and was taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Officials said Kevon Clark, 19, of Norristown, who had disappeared from a gathering earlier in the day, allegedly opened fire in the area during a dispute with relatives over alcohol.

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Clarke has been named in a warrant in which he has been charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, reckless endangerment and weapons offenses. Police said he is still on the run and is considered armed and dangerous.

Kevon Clark (pictured), 19, is suspected to have opened fire with the bullet that fatally shot 25-year-old Adilberto Miguel Pález Moctezuma while he was celebrating Thanksgiving at his home.

Moctezuma was shot at his home on Arch Street in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Moctezuma was shot at his home on Arch Street in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Prosecutors said that at the Norristown home on Arch Street where Moctezuma was celebrating Thanksgiving, no one was involved in the argument that apparently sparked the shooting.

The 19-year-old and his girlfriend, Jacqueline Brown, along with two other men were reportedly asked to leave a party on Haus Avenue earlier in the day.

Once the group left the party, Brown was asked by a cousin about the alcohol that had been found missing from the party. Police said the cousins ​​coordinated to hand over the alcohol at Clark’s residence on Basin Street.

The press release said Brown’s cousin double-parked at the residence when he saw Clark “waving a gun and quickly exited”.

She claimed that she had heard several gunshots, when Clark called her, shouting, ‘You’re trying to set me up, you could have killed me,’ and then ‘banging your crib’. continued to threaten. Police said the cousin interpreted that as a threat to shoot at his house.

A stray bullet fired from the window of Moctezuma’s house less than a block away.

neighbors told abc 6 They heard at least a dozen shots fired on Thursday and saw several cars being shot.

‘I was in my house enjoying my TV and Thanksgiving night and I heard what I first thought was fireworks, and lo and behold it was five shots. After that I heard another eight shots,’ a neighbor told the outlet.

An autopsy performed by forensic pathologist Dr. Hannah Kastenbaum with the Philadelphia Coroner’s Office ruled her death a homicide.

Steele described the victim as ‘an innocent man’ who was not safe even within the confines of his own home.

‘Wealth. Palez Moctezuma was murdered while eating Thanksgiving dinner inside their home, and to be clear, he and his family were not involved in the brawl,’ he said in the release.

Police said two separate surveillance videos and analysis of the bullet hole helped them determine that the bullet came from Clark’s location. They also hope to speak with two other men who have been seen fleeing the scene.

The DA’s office did not elaborate but noted that Clark “is not even legally capable of possessing a gun.”

Montgomery County Detectives and the Norristown Police Department announced a joint investigation Friday.

The researchers found that gun violence has increased in nearly every state in the US, with the largest increases in Midwestern states such as Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The researchers found that gun violence has increased in nearly every state in the US, with the largest increases in Midwestern states such as Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.

While most states reported a sharp increase in violence, Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire and Wyoming all had less violence than their peers

While most states reported a sharp increase in violence, Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire and Wyoming all had less violence than their peers

Gun violence spread across the country during the COVID pandemic and continues to devastate the United States.

Researchers at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey found a 30 percent increase in gun-related injuries and deaths during the pandemic compared to 2019.

Additionally, 49 out of 50 states saw an increase in gun violence, with only Alaska reporting a decrease during the first year of the pandemic.

The research team believes that tensions due to the pandemic and increased purchases of firearms have led to an increase in violence in the country.

However, there may be other factors associated with the increase in violence.

Since the start of the pandemic, violent crime has soared in several major US cities such as New York, Chicago and Minneapolis, with homicide rates nationwide reaching their highest point since the mid-1990s.

Some law enforcement officials also say that the lack of police presence and police protests following Black Lives Matter have allowed crime to rise.

Shootings across America are not only the result of gang activity, but many are random acts of violence.

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